Lisa Cam

Lisa Cam

Commissioning Editor at SCMP and Editor of Sands Style magazine, Lisa Cam enjoys reporting and editing all things about food, travel and anything in between. She also draws on years of banking experience to write business and financial articles. At the end of the day, she likes nothing more than kicking back to a good dose of true crime stories and cooking tried and true recipes from sticky old cookbooks.

Latest from Lisa Cam

9 new restaurants and deals to try in Hong Kong and Macau now that Covid-19 dining restrictions have eased, from Portuguese-style chicken to seafood towers

The city is finally easing its dining restrictions after three months, and there are plenty of new openings and dining deals to mark the occasion, from hotel fine dining and casual chicken joints to seafood brunches and nostalgic dive bars

1 Mar 2021 - 1:07PM

The city is finally easing its dining restrictions after three months, and there are plenty of new openings and dining deals to mark the occasion, from hotel fine dining and casual chicken joints to seafood brunches and nostalgic dive bars

9 new restaurants and deals to try in Hong Kong and Macau now that Covid-19 dining restrictions have eased, from Portuguese-style chicken to seafood towers
8 Hong Kong celebrity kids to watch: are Rachel Lee, Faye Wong, Nicholas Tse and more Canto-pop and movie stars’ children following in their footsteps?

Canto-pop and movie stars Rachel Lee, Faye Wong, Nicholas Tse and more had illustrious careers – are their kids following in their footsteps?

14 Feb 2021 - 10:00AM

Canto-pop and movie stars Rachel Lee, Faye Wong, Nicholas Tse and more had illustrious careers – are their kids following in their footsteps?

8 Hong Kong celebrity kids to watch: are Rachel Lee, Faye Wong, Nicholas Tse and more Canto-pop and movie stars’ children following in their footsteps?
Hong Kong’s celebrity couples are built to last – Tony Leung and Carina Lau, and Chow Yun-fat and Jasmin Tan, have both been married for more than 30 years

These famous couples have defied the showbiz stereotype and stayed together (mostly) despite blackmail, cancer, affairs and personal tragedy

16 Feb 2021 - 10:37AM

These famous couples have defied the showbiz stereotype and stayed together (mostly) despite blackmail, cancer, affairs and personal tragedy

Hong Kong’s celebrity couples are built to last – Tony Leung and Carina Lau, and Chow Yun-fat and Jasmin Tan, have both been married for more than 30 years
What is the Lunar New Year chuen hup, or candy box, and what are the auspicious meanings behind the snacks found inside? 

The colourful, multi-compartment box filled with sweets, fruits, nuts and seeds is a fixture in Chinese households during Lunar New Year, but what do the different snacks symbolise, and what auspicious qualities do they invite in the coming year? 

10 Feb 2021 - 12:00PM

The colourful, multi-compartment box filled with sweets, fruits, nuts and seeds is a fixture in Chinese households during Lunar New Year, but what do the different snacks symbolise, and what auspicious qualities do they invite in the coming year? 

What is the Lunar New Year chuen hup, or candy box, and what are the auspicious meanings behind the snacks found inside? 
8 Valentine’s Day brunches and takeaways in Hong Kong: from two-Michelin-starred Amber’s multi-course lunch to chef Vicky Lau’s at-home feast, romance is still in the air this Lunar New Year

Covid-19 dining restrictions are likely to continue, but romance will surely be in the air with these decadent offerings from two-Michelin-starred Amber, chef Vicky Lau’s Date by Tate and more

9 Feb 2021 - 12:20PM

Covid-19 dining restrictions are likely to continue, but romance will surely be in the air with these decadent offerings from two-Michelin-starred Amber, chef Vicky Lau’s Date by Tate and more

8 Valentine’s Day brunches and takeaways in Hong Kong: from two-Michelin-starred Amber’s multi-course lunch to chef Vicky Lau’s at-home feast, romance is still in the air this Lunar New Year
Why are medical aesthetics and cosmetic surgery on the rise? With healthy and mindful living trends, people want youthful looks to match their longer lifespans

With healthy and mindful living trends, people want youthful looks to match their longer lifespans, Hong Kong’s Dr Lisa Chan explains

8 Feb 2021 - 4:00PM

With healthy and mindful living trends, people want youthful looks to match their longer lifespans, Hong Kong’s Dr Lisa Chan explains

Why are medical aesthetics and cosmetic surgery on the rise? With healthy and mindful living trends, people want youthful looks to match their longer lifespans
10 new Hong Kong restaurant openings and deals just in time for Lunar New Year and Valentine’s Day, including an afternoon tea set by Michelin-starred Ying Jee Club

Favourites Coffee Academics and Lady Nara open new locations, Aussie Grill by Outback offers Central a budget-friendly burger lunch option and two-Michelin-starred Ying Jee Club launches a dim sum afternoon tea

4 Feb 2021 - 3:40PM

Favourites Coffee Academics and Lady Nara open new locations, Aussie Grill by Outback offers Central a budget-friendly burger lunch option and two-Michelin-starred Ying Jee Club launches a dim sum afternoon tea

10 new Hong Kong restaurant openings and deals just in time for Lunar New Year and Valentine’s Day, including an afternoon tea set by Michelin-starred Ying Jee Club
Where can you eat poon choi? Hong Kong’s Lunar New Year speciality gets a Year of the Ox upgrade – 6 restaurants offering Michelin-starred, Hokkaido seafood and vegetarian options

The dish is part of rural Hong Kong’s heritage but this year the city’s restaurants are getting creative with the tradition, offering Koran, Japanese and vegetarian takes

1 Feb 2021 - 6:00PM

The dish is part of rural Hong Kong’s heritage but this year the city’s restaurants are getting creative with the tradition, offering Koran, Japanese and vegetarian takes

Where can you eat poon choi? Hong Kong’s Lunar New Year speciality gets a Year of the Ox upgrade – 6 restaurants offering Michelin-starred, Hokkaido seafood and vegetarian options
Hong Kong’s most impressive Lunar New Year desserts: from the return of Kowloon Shangri-La’s 999.9 Prestige gold bar to Ying Jee Club’s coconut milk and Ceylon black tea delight

Lunar New Year provides the perfect excuse to indulge – behold STYLE’s pick of the best desserts in town, stuffed with everything from truffles to 24-karat gold dust

30 Jan 2021 - 3:00PM

Lunar New Year provides the perfect excuse to indulge – behold STYLE’s pick of the best desserts in town, stuffed with everything from truffles to 24-karat gold dust

Hong Kong’s most impressive Lunar New Year desserts: from the return of Kowloon Shangri-La’s 999.9 Prestige gold bar to Ying Jee Club’s coconut milk and Ceylon black tea delight
Hong Kong actress Anita Yuen loves Hermès, and watches from Rolex and Patek Philippe – how else does she spend her money?

The award-winning 90s star clearly loves Hermès, and watches from Rolex and Patek Philippe – but how else does she spend her fortune?

19 Jan 2021 - 12:37PM

The award-winning 90s star clearly loves Hermès, and watches from Rolex and Patek Philippe – but how else does she spend her fortune?

Hong Kong actress Anita Yuen loves Hermès, and watches from Rolex and Patek Philippe – how else does she spend her money?
Remembering Lee Heung-kam, the veteran Hong Kong actress who mentored Chow Yun-fat, Andy Lau and Maggie Cheung, and appeared in dozens of TVB dramas

The Cantonese opera star mentored Chow Yun-fat, Andy Lau and Maggie Cheung, and appeared in over 400 films and dozens of TVB dramas – Stephen Chow even named a character after her

5 Jan 2021 - 1:08PM

The Cantonese opera star mentored Chow Yun-fat, Andy Lau and Maggie Cheung, and appeared in over 400 films and dozens of TVB dramas – Stephen Chow even named a character after her

Remembering Lee Heung-kam, the veteran Hong Kong actress who mentored Chow Yun-fat, Andy Lau and Maggie Cheung, and appeared in dozens of TVB dramas
9 new Hong Kong restaurants and dining deals for 2021 – from The Hari hotel’s first venue Lucciola, Chop Chop’s claypot rice delivery and Beef & Liberty’s vegan and vegetarian burger pop-up in Lan Kwai Fong

Despite Covid-19 dining restrictions remaining in place Hong Kong’s eating out scene recently welcomed Jam – a new multi-venue Asian food hall concept in Central – on top of six more new openings

5 Jan 2021 - 11:58AM

Despite Covid-19 dining restrictions remaining in place Hong Kong’s eating out scene recently welcomed Jam – a new multi-venue Asian food hall concept in Central – on top of six more new openings

9 new Hong Kong restaurants and dining deals for 2021 – from The Hari hotel’s first venue Lucciola, Chop Chop’s claypot rice delivery and Beef & Liberty’s vegan and vegetarian burger pop-up in Lan Kwai Fong
5 Hong Kong actors and singers like Kenny Bee and Jordan Chan who got into financial trouble – where they are now?

Kenny Bee, Ada Choi, and three other once-household names rang up big debts through medical bills, investments gone wrong or gambling – where are they all now?

2 Jan 2021 - 3:01PM

Kenny Bee, Ada Choi, and three other once-household names rang up big debts through medical bills, investments gone wrong or gambling – where are they all now?

5 Hong Kong actors and singers like Kenny Bee and Jordan Chan who got into financial trouble – where they are now?
Hong Kong’s best Christmas dinner delivery deals – from Mott 32’s creative Peking duck-style turkey to 22 Ships’ giant Carabineros prawns and suckling pig to Ovolo’s vegetarian meal, there’s a feast for everyone

Christmas isn’t cancelled – whether you need a pre-prepared veggie meal for two or a ready-to-cook turkey for 10, let the city’s top restaurants do the work for you

23 Dec 2020 - 2:53PM

Christmas isn’t cancelled – whether you need a pre-prepared veggie meal for two or a ready-to-cook turkey for 10, let the city’s top restaurants do the work for you

Hong Kong’s best Christmas dinner delivery deals – from Mott 32’s creative Peking duck-style turkey to 22 Ships’ giant Carabineros prawns and suckling pig to Ovolo’s vegetarian meal, there’s a feast for everyone
Gastronomic delights from the South of France at Nissa la Bella in Sheung Wan

Top draws at this fine French restaurant are dishes like osso bucco, carpaccio de loup de mer and salade de poulpe

13 Dec 2020 - 12:30PM

Top draws at this fine French restaurant are dishes like osso bucco, carpaccio de loup de mer and salade de poulpe

Gastronomic delights from the South of France at Nissa la Bella in Sheung Wan
Why Sexy Crab in K11 Musea will kick off your love affair with tempting crustacean dishes

True to its name, this Tsim Sha Tsui restaurant specialises in crab – with a few suggestive neon slogans on the walls for dramatic effect

13 Dec 2020 - 12:00PM

True to its name, this Tsim Sha Tsui restaurant specialises in crab – with a few suggestive neon slogans on the walls for dramatic effect

Why Sexy Crab in K11 Musea will kick off your love affair with tempting crustacean dishes
Hansik Goo: Korean fare gets a deliciously contemporary twist at this restaurant in Central

The modern menu at Hansik Goo is uniformly good and complemented with a sizeable alcohol list, all presented in a contemporary and inviting environment

12 Dec 2020 - 12:25PM

The modern menu at Hansik Goo is uniformly good and complemented with a sizeable alcohol list, all presented in a contemporary and inviting environment

Hansik Goo: Korean fare gets a deliciously contemporary twist at this restaurant in Central
Hungry for hotpot? Hong Kong’s restaurant The Drunken Pot probably has the most comprehensive menu in town

A plentiful selection of hotpots and a good collection of umeshu are the highlights of this Causeway Bay restaurant

11 Dec 2020 - 10:30AM

A plentiful selection of hotpots and a good collection of umeshu are the highlights of this Causeway Bay restaurant

Hungry for hotpot? Hong Kong’s restaurant The Drunken Pot probably has the most comprehensive menu in town
Despite Covid-19, Carina Lau is living large with husband Tony Leung Chiu-wai in her US$13 million Hong Kong home, designed by the art director behind Wong Kar-wai’s In the Mood for Love

The once-frequent Wong Kar-wai collaborator today lives a truly fabulous life, sharing a swoon-worthy US$13 million home with husband Tony Leung – as she turns 55, here are a few of her most fabulous IG posts

18 Dec 2020 - 9:14AM

The once-frequent Wong Kar-wai collaborator today lives a truly fabulous life, sharing a swoon-worthy US$13 million home with husband Tony Leung – as she turns 55, here are a few of her most fabulous IG posts

Despite Covid-19, Carina Lau is living large with husband Tony Leung Chiu-wai in her US$13 million Hong Kong home, designed by the art director behind Wong Kar-wai’s In the Mood for Love
Christmas dining during Covid-19 might be a quieter affair – but there’s still these 13 new Hong Kong restaurants and festive menus to try

Christmas during Covid-19 might be a quieter affair, but the city’s dining scene is getting into the holiday spirit with festive menus and a charity campaign uniting Michelin-starred chefs to give back to the community

2 Dec 2020 - 12:18PM

Christmas during Covid-19 might be a quieter affair, but the city’s dining scene is getting into the holiday spirit with festive menus and a charity campaign uniting Michelin-starred chefs to give back to the community

Christmas dining during Covid-19 might be a quieter affair – but there’s still these 13 new Hong Kong restaurants and festive menus to try
Review | Family staycation at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong with chocolate making and balloon animals – and maybe a Mercedes CLS450 for the day

Classes and activities keep the young ones occupied while the parents get some down time in the tub or pool – then perhaps finish with a test drive of a sporty Merc

2 Dec 2020 - 12:44PM

Classes and activities keep the young ones occupied while the parents get some down time in the tub or pool – then perhaps finish with a test drive of a sporty Merc

Family staycation at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong with chocolate making and balloon animals – and maybe a Mercedes CLS450 for the day
Hello, hairy crab season: how to eat the Chinese seafood speciality, plus 8 Hong Kong restaurants getting creative with it, from Duddell’s to Rosewood Hong Kong’s The Legacy House – video

Creative or traditional? Tried-and-trusted mainstay or new kid on the block? The seasonal crustacean is being cooked up in all shapes and forms at old classics and daring new establishments … such as Sexy Crab

1 Dec 2020 - 10:43AM

Creative or traditional? Tried-and-trusted mainstay or new kid on the block? The seasonal crustacean is being cooked up in all shapes and forms at old classics and daring new establishments … such as Sexy Crab

Hello, hairy crab season: how to eat the Chinese seafood speciality, plus 8 Hong Kong restaurants getting creative with it, from Duddell’s to Rosewood Hong Kong’s The Legacy House – video
Where are Hong Kong’s most famous actresses of the 90s today? Athena Chu, Rachel Lee, Irene Wan and 5 more film and TV stars still looking fabulous today

Remember Athena Chu, Rachel Lee and Veronica Yip? You won’t believe how (well) these regional screen sirens have aged

3 Nov 2020 - 6:00PM

Remember Athena Chu, Rachel Lee and Veronica Yip? You won’t believe how (well) these regional screen sirens have aged

Where are Hong Kong’s most famous actresses of the 90s today? Athena Chu, Rachel Lee, Irene Wan and 5 more film and TV stars still looking fabulous today
Where to eat in Hong Kong: 10 exciting new openings and menus to try, from ‘hotpot afternoon tea’ to Agung Prabowo’s pop-up appearance at Roganic

Penicillin’s Agung Prabowo joins Coa’s Jay Khan at Roganic, and Shake Shack goes luxe with a black truffle version of its classic burger

2 Nov 2020 - 7:00PM

Penicillin’s Agung Prabowo joins Coa’s Jay Khan at Roganic, and Shake Shack goes luxe with a black truffle version of its classic burger

Where to eat in Hong Kong: 10 exciting new openings and menus to try, from ‘hotpot afternoon tea’ to Agung Prabowo’s pop-up appearance at Roganic
Where to eat white truffles in Hong Kong: 6 restaurants serving the coveted ‘diamond of the kitchen’ – from tasting menus to shaved white delight, pasta, polenta and even truffle-infused cocktails

From a classic take at Sabatini, to a decadent set menu at Castellana: the restaurants offering a chance to gorge on this otherwise prohibitively expensive ingredient

31 Oct 2020 - 3:00PM

From a classic take at Sabatini, to a decadent set menu at Castellana: the restaurants offering a chance to gorge on this otherwise prohibitively expensive ingredient

Where to eat white truffles in Hong Kong: 6 restaurants serving the coveted ‘diamond of the kitchen’ – from tasting menus to shaved white delight, pasta, polenta and even truffle-infused cocktails
Moon Yue in Causeway Bay: Top-notch Chinese cuisine in sleek surrounds

One of Causeway Bay’s newest addresses for Chinese cuisine, the restaurant offers set lunch and dinner menus that are quite reasonable

26 Oct 2020 - 10:30AM

One of Causeway Bay’s newest addresses for Chinese cuisine, the restaurant offers set lunch and dinner menus that are quite reasonable

Moon Yue in Causeway Bay: Top-notch Chinese cuisine in sleek surrounds
Vegan restaurant Soil to Soul in Tsim Sha Tsui proves the plant-based diet cuisine can be refined

At the helm is certified specialist Gu Jin-kwang, who focuses on eco-friendly, vegan food philosophy using naturally cultivated ingredients

26 Oct 2020 - 10:13AM

At the helm is certified specialist Gu Jin-kwang, who focuses on eco-friendly, vegan food philosophy using naturally cultivated ingredients

Vegan restaurant Soil to Soul in Tsim Sha Tsui proves the plant-based diet cuisine can be refined
Cobo House: A new and exciting concept in K11 Musea

Chefs Ray Choi and Devon Hou are executive head chefs of Cobo House, and both have experience in some of the best kitchens in the city

25 Oct 2020 - 10:00AM

Chefs Ray Choi and Devon Hou are executive head chefs of Cobo House, and both have experience in some of the best kitchens in the city

Cobo House: A new and exciting concept in K11 Musea
22 Ships: Spanish taverna in Wan Chai makes waves with its contemporary-style tapas

Must-tries at this eatery are the black octopus paella with romanesco and carabineros al ajillo, with the Basque cheesecake making for a sweet ending

24 Oct 2020 - 10:00AM

Must-tries at this eatery are the black octopus paella with romanesco and carabineros al ajillo, with the Basque cheesecake making for a sweet ending

22 Ships: Spanish taverna in Wan Chai makes waves with its contemporary-style tapas
Below the Lion Rock singer Roman Tam is the ‘Grand Godfather of Cantopop’ and a Hong Kong LGBT icon whose claim to fame was TVB-produced drama theme songs

TV theme Below the Lion Rock has become a local anthem of solidarity among everyday Hongkongers – but what other songs is the flamboyant star best known for?

19 Oct 2020 - 10:55AM

TV theme Below the Lion Rock has become a local anthem of solidarity among everyday Hongkongers – but what other songs is the flamboyant star best known for?

Below the Lion Rock singer Roman Tam is the ‘Grand Godfather of Cantopop’ and a Hong Kong LGBT icon whose claim to fame was TVB-produced drama theme songs